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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Movie Review: John Carter 3D

                    By Toussaint Egan Here’s a little known fun fact: way back in 1931, the famous Looney Tunes animator Bob Clampett approached author Edgar Rice Burroughs, his main claim to fame being the novel Tarzan of the Apes, with the offer to develop and direct a feature length adaptation of his ...

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Album Review: Madonna – MDNA

                    By Ryan Hiller From the minute the drowning techno beats begin on Madonna’s twelfth studio album MDNA, it’s clear that the woman who has spent over 30 years in the spotlight has nothing new to say. Gone are the days of singing taboo lyrics to push the buttons of society ...

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Album Review: Big K.R.I.T. – 4evaNaDay

                    By Toussaint Egan Last December, I included Mississippi-based rapper Justin Scott’s (aka Big K.R.I.T.) Return of 4 Eva in my top recommended albums from 2011. Because I enjoyed that album so much, I thought it would be remiss of me not to check out Big K.R.I.T.’s immediate follow-up. Thankfully,4evaNaDay progresses ...

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Season Four Recap of Fringe

            By Toussaint Egan For those who are fans of compelling television with interesting premises and a compelling running series of mysteries throughout, Fringe is a show worth giving a chance. And believe me, there’s seldom been a better time to be a Fringe fan. This is a retrospective recap of the first half of ...

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Marathoners: Risk or Reward?

Sweat pours down his face and each step is harder than the last. He wearily looks up to see the home stretch ahead and digs deeper to cross the finish line with his head held high. Jeff Goins, a senior at Aurora University, has run two half-marathons in the past two years. He ran the races with his brothers, but ...

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Game Review: Mass Effect 3

          By Lucas Gonzales The Reapers have invaded. Within the first few minutes, Earth’s forces are being decimated by the invading enemies. The towering synthetic/organic hybrids are obliterating everything in their path, seemingly unchallenged. It’s up to Commander Shepard to bring the galaxy together to stop them. Amid all the opening chaos and destruction, Shepard encounters ...

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AU Celebrates Centennial

By Melissa Beneke From it’s Mendota roots to what it is today, Aurora University has worked to educate, enhance and transform its students, faculty and staff. According to the Aurora University website, AU believes in the “power of transformative learning”. For 100 years, AU has dedicated itself to this mission. Starting in April, AU is celebrating 100 years of transformative ...

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Album Review: Bonobo – Black Sands Remixed

              By Toussaint Egan I have a confession to make. Typically, I’m not that big a fan of remix albums. It comes out of personal experiences with past albums where the failure of such projects wasn’t for a lack of ambition, but rather that of cohesion. It comes from the problem of too many ...

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The Blogs Have Spoken: the Evolution of Fashion Advice

By Lieryn Johnson Where do people normally go for fashion advice?  It used to be that the fashion magazines had full reign to tell readers what’s in style and what brands were most desired.  However, with the readership of print journalism seriously dwindling, everyone’s focus has shifted online.  Cue the bloggers. Bloggers, who sometimes garner thousands of followers, have become ...

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